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more. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> a warning tonight to be careful cautious. icy conditions are expected tonight and that could mean more black ice and broken pipes. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> the deep freeze created dangerous situations in the bay area. ktvu's john fowler is live with the icy impact. john? >> reporter: that's right. anytime it gets this cold it gets icy on the roads. cise great for the skaters but what if it is under your tires? that is some of the problems people encountered. >> freezing and i am upset because my trees are going by the weigh side. >> reporter: they can expect a repeat of the hard freeze. a few pipes burst making sidewalks dangerous. >> the ground was all icy.
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>> reporter: we found nurseries covered their plants, you should too again tonight. outdoor hoses, open the nozzle, turn off the sigt. if the hose -- spigot. if the hose freezes with water tin it could burst. she called it brutal. >> got the heater on, and the candle lit. it was cold. >> reporter: she had to dig deep into her closet. >> long underwears. double jacket. really cold. >> reporter: a burst water pipe spread water that became black ice this morning. one driver slid through it. luckily she the wife of a driving inproducter who told me she did -- instructor who told
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me she did everything right. she turned into the skid, took her feet off the gas, she made it through. she was scared but got through and so can you. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> that black ice could be scary. temperatures are dropping all around the bay area and our chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the cold. >> we are looking that record low temperatures from this morning. here is a peak at them. san francisco downtown, old record, 1800s. that tied a record, 40. san jose, 29 degrees. that was a tie. mountain view set a record, oakland airport and santa cruz set records today. it is cold out there. you saw frost on the windshields this morning and you will see frost tomorrow morning, a freeze warning tonight for everybody except san francisco which is where we
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were last night. back here in 15 minutes, when does the rain get in here, the next weather system that could bring snow and the low snow levels. developing news out of pittsburgh. residents -- pittsburg residents are told to stay endures. it is happening at k2 pure solutions. there is a problem with a chlorine tank and there is the possibility it could leak. people who live within a mile are told to stay inside, keep windows and doors closed and if you have a respiratory condition leave the area. former south african president nelson mandela has passed away. but instead of tears tonight there is rejoicing and singing.
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[ singing ] >> right now you are looking at live pictures from south africa where a crowd gathered outside nelson mandela's home. he led south africa out of apartheid and became a statesman. president obama said nelson mandela was an inspiration guided by love and not hate. >> for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela visited oakland in 1990s months after he was released in prison. he spent 27 years in a jail cell. ktvu's rob roth is live in oakland with a look at his lasting impression. rob? >> reporter: a sculpture of
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nelson mandela sits here in oakland. people we spoke with say he leave as legacy of peace and integrity. [ singing ] >> reporter: when nelson mandela appeared a thet oakland coliseum in 1990 -- at the oakland coliseum in 1990. he knew nelson mandela and pictured with him moments before nelson mandela went on stage before that appearance. >> very warm and engaging. there was nothing arrogant about him. but when he spoke his mind you knew where he stood. >> reporter: he visited nelson mandela home a few years later. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison. he later became president of south africa and a symbol of
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resistance in civil rights. >> he had no permanent enemies. he dealt with issues. >> reporter: a poster of nelson mandela hangs high. the store sold out of his autobiography and other books about him. >> reporter: nelson mandela won the nobel prize and raised millions of dollars for humanitarian causes and remains a inspiration to younger generations. >> made me want to know more about my people. >> reporter: nelson mandela once said people learn to hate and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love.
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reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by family. the b.a.r.t. board of director had a lot to discuss today, one day after a train stranded passengers. ktvu's john sasaki was at the meeting where they were discussing the accident and also the labor dispute that is still going on. >> reporter: this has been a tough year for b.a.r.t. and the riders. one day after the train was stuck in the tunnel, one directer is taking management to task. >> reporter: the train that trapped 700 people yesterday was just the latest in a string of incidents for b.a.r.t. >> some disciplinary actions have to be taken. not to punish these people but to show that b.a.r.t. is accountable. >> reporter: the came to a halt after a parking break engaged.
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smoke filled the cars sickening people. >> we are upset about what happened and we want to reassure them we are doing everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: they are also discussing the contracts. the unions are suing. >> the board has to get involved directly and we need to find out who is responsible for this whole last minute disaster of not reading the contract. >> reporter: also b.a.r.t. had 2 strikes, two worker deaths and a train fire. >> this is the last thing the passengers want. >> reporter: everyone seems contrite. >> the thing we can do is improve our communication with our passengers and get the trains going as fast as possible. >> reporter: to help avoid a
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repeat officials say they are training operators how to release a parking break which is a rare problem and they are reconfiguriering the new cars. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. and b.a.r.t. fairs will be going up next month. prices will be going up 5.2% in january. that would increase the average b.a.r.t. fair to $3.78. the money will go to pay for improvements like new b.a.r.t. cars and other projects. fairs will increase again in 2016. a search and rescue operation couldn't save a homeowner from a fire. one person died after being pulled out of the burning home. ktvu's claudine wong reports, gear is credited with saving at
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least one life. >> we opened up the door, it looked like a black current. >> reporter: that is what the first firefighters saw when they forced their way in to the home and the situation could have been worse if not for a driver who spotted the moke. >> had the person not drove by the fire would have grown. >> reporter: it took time to figure out where the fire was burning. >> you could see firefighters walking through the building. >> reporter: video taken by a neighbor shows firefighters searching and they were armed with help. this is a thermal imaging camera. he will put his hand against the wall. this is how sensitive it is. as he takes away his hand after a few seconds you can still see
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his hand print on the wall. that saved time helping firefighters find the source of the fire and the two victims in the bedroom. >> as i opened up the door i found a downed female. she was conscious at the time. disoriented. she stated she needed help. looked for another victim and found another one at the time. >> reporter: he carried both victims through the smoke to waiting firefighters. >> they were holding her. she looked frail. >> reporter: he just kept etrying to rea-- trying to reassure her. both victims were taken to the hospital. they are dog was also rescued. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. in the last hour we received word the fire was determined accidental. in 2 minutes two girls from
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the same school diagnosed with cancer. how their cause rallied one community to raise tens of thousands of dollars in days. >> i am tracking a system that could bring rain or snow. which parts of the bay area under a winter weather advisory. >> and an app to turn your phone into a flash light, who was receiving data about the phone's location without the owner knowing. [ male announcer ] december is customer appreciation month at subway. we're saying thanks with two of your favorite six inch subs. the six-inch cold cut combo, or the six-inch meatball marinara, built fresh from the bread up for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh.
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there is new information about san jose states response to hate crimes. the president sent an e-mail today. he says there will be an independent facted intoer finding effort into the -- fact
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finding effort into the incident. a task force will then begin its work and propose recommendations to ensure tolerant campus. one girl is 8, the other is 7. both go to the same elementary school and both of them were diagnosed with cancer in the same week. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us a story of a heart breaking coincidence that is topped only by the generosity of the community. >> reporter: it started with the 8-year-old on thanksgiving eve. >> bella was diagnosed with leukemia. >> then 7-year-old a few days later diagnosed with kidney cancer. both children students in pacifica. a grade apart. >> we are all just shocked. >> reporter: what the community did is remarkable. she is her friend.
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her mom started this give forward page so people could help and boy, did they. >> we got a lot of donations for bella. $10,000 in two days. >> that is doubled as of today. another lola started a page for anaca. 11 grand. >> i am really amazed and blown away by the community really coming together to support both families. >> reporter: she says the money will help the families. >> i am overwhelmed. it is -- i break down and cry all the time. i can't believe the generosity. >> reporter: the families haven't yet met but the children are cloesin a sense -- are close in a sense. >> they are at the time same hospital, same floor. >> reporter: she just had a kidney removed.
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she started years of chemootherapy. >> she is doing good but she is in a lot of pain. >> reporter: both will miss school this year but their progressinosis is good. two girls -- prognosis is good. two girls, diagnosed with cancer, a coincidence but the connection is both seem to benefit from a generous community. in pacifica, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. cancer effects 14 out of 100,000 children in the united states. the most common are leukemia, lymphoma and brain cancer. treatment and cure rates vary widely depending on the cancer. our poll finds more californians approve of the
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democrats super majority. 45% like the party's majority. 39% don't like it. 69% of democrats are happy about the presence in sacramento. when asked if it approved approved approved the legislator, 27% said yes. 36% said it hasn't made a difference and 6% had no opinion. a repeat of last night. very cold outside. a freeze warning for the bay area, except san francisco. and it is already there. 39 concord. hour-1/2 from freezing i-- hour and a half from freezing in conquered. inland bay -- cop cord. inland bay area -- concord.
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we will see lots of frost out there. frost advisory we could get easy. frosty in the morning. great visibility. clear atmosphere. nice out there in terms of air quality. it is on the cool side. 29 over night in pittsburgh. 32 martinez. these are the over night lows for tomorrow morning. similar to this morning. a couple degrees warmer. but you won't notice it. 25 to 27. not going to notice it. it will get cool. you will neat jackets all day. the weather systems continue to come in from the north. the next one sets us up tomorrow with a day like today. cold in the morning. clouds increase. friday night, saturday the system slides in and it will produce low snow levels. snow in the santa cruz mountains not out of the question. hills above santa rosa, those
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areas, you will see snow. snow down to 1500 feet in some places in the north bay. a winter weather advisories above 2500 feet. that is just mt. diablo. isn't it? the forecast model, friday morning. here it comes. there is your rain. perhaps snow friday night. over night, gets going and clears out fast. highs tomorrow. 48 in fairfield. 49 santa rosa. 50 pacifica. these highs like today. right? tomorrow is a repeat. the big change is when the weather system comes in on friday. but it ramps up friday night into saturday morning and when you wake up, there is so much cold air trapped in the valleys, couple years ago the mist chorcomes in, you get snow -- moisture comes in and you
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get snow. >> not used to that. thank you. the maker of the android mobile app settled for improperly giving away users personal information. the federal trade commission said the maker of the app supplied cell phone locations to marketers without users knowledge. they won't be paying any restitution but it agreed to change its privacy policies. the sharks have a six game winning streak. they are on the road. sports is up next, take on pittsburgh. >> gasia mikaelian with a look at what join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> a strike of home burglaries, join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. ñ=ññ
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developing news out of pittsburg. the health advisory has just been lifted for people near the k2 pure solutions plant. there was a problem with a
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chlorine tank and people were told to stay indoors. again, the developing news, the health advisory has been alifted. >> good news -- has been lifted. >> good news. big game against the seahawks but the raidvers an important game too. >> they have -- raiders have an important game to win. >> they have four more games. raiders lost to the giants last month in new jersey. remember that? they now return to challenge the jets. except raiders are not sure who will play running back. jennings averages 4.7 yards a carry but the jets have the number one rushing defense in the league so jennings a key component. he suffered a concussion thursday against dallas. he knows there is a league protocol to get back on the field. >> never been not planning to play. again, never in my life ever
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made that decision. so, you know, i go about business as is. >> before i was born, i didn't create myself. i am a believer. see what god says when it is time to play. >> sharks warmed up for the game in pittsburgh but the six game win streak was countered by a four goal spurt by the penguins. after a scoreless 1st period, pittsburgh rings up four goals in 7 minutes. this power-play goal. all against ante niemi. 5-1 pittsburgh in the 3rd period. >> as we reported tuesday night, the dodgers and brian wilson agrees to a one year contract, $10 million and he doesn't have to shave the beard. >> keeping getting longer. i thought his career was over.
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remarkable. >> that was his second tommy john surgery surgery. one okay. two a question mark. >> thank you. it has been all the talk. the so-called knockout game that some say it is real, others say it is a hoax but one man knows it is real because it happened to him, coming up tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. >> we are always here for you on, facebook and on twitter. thank you for joining us. have a great evening. >> good night.
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honey, what is all this? hey! hey, mom? i'm trying to write this stupid college essay question, and i really don't even know where to start. okay, what's the question? tell me. "what's the biggest obstacle you've ever had to overcome?" didn't my third grade teacher say i had, like, a.d.d. or something? oh, no, honey. she said you couldn't a-d-d, and she put it that way because she also knew you couldn't s-p-e-l-l. wait, slow down... ohh! sweetheart? what's this? we talked about this last week. i said i'm building luke a tree house. you said "fine." you know, sometimes i think you just tune me out. i never told h h h. she just would have said "no." i don't remember agreeing to this, phil. this is like the time you backed down the driveway


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